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10 Health benefits of Medicinal plant- Milk Bush

plant of milk bush
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There are many plants around us, which are full of thorns. Do you know, such thorny plants would lighten your health! Yes, today we will be talking about a plant, which is recognised as the lucky plant for homes. It is called Milk bush or Sehund.

We generally use it as ornamental plant, and to ward off evil eye. We don’t know, but this very plant can do miracles for your health. Now, let us talk about this plant in detail.

Appearance of the plant:

milk bush
plant of milk bush

It is a small, muscular plant which grows 6-20 ft tall. The stem and branches are thorny, with joints, round and with distinct five segments. The thorns are small, occur in pairs near the leaves on thin vertical raised lines. The leaves are 6-12 inch long, muscular, oblong and are aggregated as a group at the tip of the stem.

The plant bears green flowers which are upward facing.

Where are these plants found?

The plant of Milk bush is planted around gardens demarketing boundaries. It is a very popular herb found all over India in dry lands.

Spiritual significance:

flower of milk bush
flower of milk bush

You will see many people hanging its branches at homes, or planting the herb in small pots. It is believed that this plant ward-off evil eyes and negativity from the place.


English name– Milk bush, Milk hedge

Hindi name– Sehund

Sanskrit name– Sehunda, Snuhi, Sudha, Dugdha

Arabic name– Jakoom

Malyalam name– Illakalli

Kingdom– Plantae

Family– Euphorbiaceae

Scientific name– Euphorbia neriifolia

Properties of Milk bush:

  • It is purgative, strong and promotes digestion.
  • The nature of milk bush is hot, sour and heavy.
  • It is anti-toxic in nature and treats several disorders.

Now we shall be talking about the Health benefits of Sehund plant.

Health benefits of Milk bush plant:


1. 1. Treatment for Eye pain

  • Mix the ash of sweet oil in its juice and let it dry.
  • Use the dried powder as eyeliner.
  • It cures eye pain.

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